Golden Lily Milk Jin Xuan (oolong tea)

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Organic Milk Oolong (Jin Xuan) Tea

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  • 0.3 oz Sample $4.95
  • 1.0 lb Pouch $114.95
  • 1.9 oz (50g) Pouch $22.95
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May 2017. Very nice lot. Aromatic and deep flavor. Buttery.

A great, well-executed batch of Golden Lily (jin xuan) from Mr Huang's small, mid-elevation artisan farm in Taiwan.
Sweet and succulent with a nice long floral finish. Creamy and smooth, hence its other name 'Milk Oolong'. This tea is slightly buttery and sweet with a lingering finish and evolves nicely over many steepings.

Hand crafted and grown organically in Nantou, Taiwan, and pesticide-free. This is a vacuum sealed wonderful spring 2017 batch, LIMITED SUPPLY. Our best selling Taiwanese oolong. (No added flavoring, of course. Some folks ask, as there are some bogus milk oolongs out there with milk flavoring, yuck!)

One of our Rare Artisan Reserve oolong teas, a line of small batch handmade teas from a craft handed down over generations. Hand selected for having all the hallmark qualities of the highest grades (this is the top-most grade) with notable personality accents. AKA Butterfly of Taiwan Oolong

1.9 oz Pouch - $22.95

AKA Jin Xuan Oolong, Milk Oolong, Jin Xuan cultivar

Customer Reviews

  1. January 4, 2014 Review by Deborah

    Nice but fickle to brew. I agree that this tea is smooth and has a nice, lingering floral taste. I've never had a "milk" oolong, but I didn't really notice this tea as being that different than other "floral" teas. Then again, I'm not a connoisseur. To me, the tea actually tasted best at a little lower temperature than the 195F that they suggested. The tea leaves didn't want to completely relax out of their individual ball/twists in the suggested 3 minutes, so it was actually the second steeping that I found more flavorful. I could get 3 nice-tasting steepings each time.

  2. October 12, 2010 Review by Marilyn

    Beautiful, soft, creamy tea. I love the subtle floral finish.

  3. January 12, 2010 Review by Michele

    Oh goodness. This is my first oolong tea and it knocked my socks off in a fantastic way! Thank you and I am very glad I bought this. It's subtle, but beautiful. Someone called it divine and I agree.

  4. July 10, 2009 Review by jeremyah

    Exquisite.....This is an exquisite example of the Oolong teas. Golden in the cup, floral to the nose and sweet to the tounge. Highly recommended for green tea connoisseurs. As an added bonus you get a healthy dose of EGCG's.

  5. May 15, 2009 Review by Amy Rye

    A very special tea that reminds me of why I drink tea in the first place - because it nourishes my soul.

  6. March 17, 2009 Review by Manda

    I love watching the leaves unfurl. It is hypnotic. Oh, and the tea is pretty good, too!

  7. February 5, 2009 Review by Nick

    Better than the competition, if I may say so.

  8. February 2, 2009 Review by Dawn


  9. January 19, 2009 Review by Katlyn J

    finest tea from zhi

  10. December 18, 2008 Review by Henry A.

    A divine and sexy tea in all aspects.

  11. December 12, 2008 Review by J Salsman

    A good Jin Shuan tea that can take multiple steepings. Not the best, but worth the price for sure.

  12. October 21, 2008 Review by Naomi

    Unreal. This is tea?!? It's like drinking liquid flowers. But better.

  13. October 3, 2008 Review by Glenda

    3.5 starz

  14. August 13, 2008 Review by Liz C.

    out of this world

  15. August 1, 2008 Review by T.

    very good

  16. July 17, 2008 Review by Rosa

    Has a flavor all its own. Tastes like springtime in the mountains.

  17. June 19, 2008 Review by Curtis S.


  18. February 18, 2008 Review by Howard

    I love this tea. I can steep it 7 times!

  19. February 9, 2008 Review by Kimberly


  20. January 24, 2008 Review by frida M.

    Enjoyable but not for every day drinking.

  21. December 28, 2007 Review by kimi

    This was a gift and what a great gift it is.

  22. November 29, 2007 Review by Tabitha

    I didn't really like this

  23. November 17, 2007 Review by Tarra

    SEXY TEA! Aromatic and floral. Buttery. OOOOOH

  24. October 27, 2007 Review by Loretta B.

    The best GL I have tried so far.

  25. October 15, 2007 Review by Carolin


  26. October 5, 2007 Review by Ashlee T.

    Yummy and delicious tea. I will give this as gifts this xmas.

  27. July 30, 2007 Review by Twanda

    Look no further! The best there is. I hope Zhi does not run out of this tea before I can buy again!

Water: 200°F | Leaves: 1 teaspoon per 6 ounce cup | Infusion Time: 2 minutes. Second steep, 45 seconds, increasing a few seconds each subsequent steep.

Basic Steeping Tips
- Use filtered or spring water, whenever possible
- Don’t over-boil water
- Remove leaves after recommended time (adjust to taste)
- If you want stronger tea, use more leaves instead of steeping for a longer time
Leaves can be resteeped 2-3 times resulting in various flavor differences. Don’t throw out those leaves until they have given it all up!
Polyphenol in oolong tea is effective in controlling weight. It activates the enzyme that is responsible for dissolving triglycerides. Studies have confirmed that a 2-3 cup per day intake of oolong tea contributes to enhancing the function of fat metabolism and controlling obesity.
The history of tea in China is long and complex. The Chinese have enjoyed tea for millennia. Scholars hailed the brew as a cure for a variety of ailments; the nobility considered the consumption of good tea as a mark of their status, and the common people simply enjoyed its flavor.

Tea was first discovered by the Chinese Emperor Shennong in 2737 BC. It is said that the emperor liked his drinking water boiled before he drank it so it would be clean, so that is what his servants did. One day, on a trip to a distant region, he and his army stopped to rest. A servant began boiling water for him to drink, and a dead leaf from the wild tea bush fell into the water. It turned a brownish color, but it was unnoticed and presented to the emperor anyway. The emperor drank it and found it very refreshing, and cha (tea) was born.

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